Characterizing brown dwarf companions with IRDIS long-slit spectroscopy: HD 1160 B and HD 19467 B

Mesa, D; D’Orazi, V; Vigan, A; Kitzmann, D; Heng, K; Gratton, R; Desidera, S; Bonnefoy, M; Lavie, B; Maire, A-L; Peretti, S; Boccaletti, A (2020). Characterizing brown dwarf companions with IRDIS long-slit spectroscopy: HD 1160 B and HD 19467 B. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 495(4), pp. 4279-4290. Oxford University Press 10.1093/mnras/staa1444

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The determination of the fundamental properties (mass, separation, age, gravity and atmospheric properties) of brown dwarf companions allows us to infer crucial informations on their formation and evolution mechanisms. Spectroscopy of substellar companions is available to date only for a limited number of objects (and mostly at very low resolution, R<50) because of technical limitations, i.e., contrast and angular resolution. We present medium resolution (R=350), coronagraphic long-slit spectroscopic observations with SPHERE of two substellar companions, HD 1160 B and HD 19467 B. We found that HD 1160 B has a peculiar spectrum that cannot be fitted by spectra in current spectral libraries. A good fit is possible only considering separately the Y+J and the H spectral band. The spectral type is between M5 and M7. We also estimated a T_eff of 2800-2900 K and a log(g) of 3.5-4.0 dex. The low surface gravity seems to favour young age (10-20 Myr) and low mass (~20 M Jup ) for this object. HD 19467 B is instead a fully evolved object with a T_eff of ~1000 K and log g of ~5.0 dex. Its spectral type is T6+/-1.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


10 Strategic Research Centers > Center for Space and Habitability (CSH)

UniBE Contributor:

Kitzmann, Daniel, Heng, Kevin


500 Science > 520 Astronomy
500 Science
500 Science > 530 Physics




Oxford University Press




Danielle Zemp

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13 Apr 2021 13:28

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05 Dec 2022 15:50

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